Give

This is probably incomplete, but I really like the feeling behind it.

The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.
– David Viscott

It reminds me of this primary song I learned as a boy:

  1. “Give,” said the little stream,
    “Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”
    “Give,” said the little stream,
    As it hurried down the hill;
    “I’m small, I know, but wherever I go
    The fields grow greener still.”
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give away, oh! give away.”
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give, oh! give away.”
  2. “Give,” said the little rain,
    “Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”
    “Give,” said the little rain,
    As it fell upon the flow’rs;
    “I’ll raise their drooping heads again,”
    As it fell upon the flow’rs.
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give away, oh! give away.”
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give, oh! give away.”
  3. Give, then, as Jesus gives,
    Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.
    Give, then, as Jesus gives;
    There is something all can give.
    Do as the streams and blossoms do:
    For God and others live.
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give away, oh! give away.”
    Singing, singing all the day,
    “Give, oh! give away.”
    – Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915